June 5, 2003
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111 NOTE TO EDITORS: #N03-054 NASA Provides Coverage of Space Station Docking
NASA Television will provide live coverage of the docking of an unmanned Russian Progress resupply ship to the International Space Station on Wednesday, June 11. Coverage begins at 6:30 a.m. EDT; docking is at approximately 7:17 a.m. EDT.
The Progress is scheduled to launch June 8 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It will carry approximately 5,300 pounds of food, fuel, water and other supplies for the Expedition 7 crew. Expedition 7 Commander Yuri Malenchenko and Flight Engineer/NASA International Space Station Science Officer Ed Lu arrived on Station April 28 for a six-month mission. This will be the 11th Progress flight to the Space Station.
NASA TV will provide any available downlink TV from the Progress and the Station during final approach for the craft's linkup to the Pirs docking compartment. There will be no NASA TV coverage of the Progress launch, but a written status report will be issued after the craft reaches orbit.
NASA TV is broadcast on AMC-2, Transponder 9C at 85 degrees West longitude, vertical polarization, with a frequency of 3880 MHz, and audio of 6.8 MHz.
Information about NASA, the International Space Station, spacecraft, and human space flight is available on the Internet at: http://www.nasa.gov
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